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Drawn to Maine: Contemporary Drawing & Printmaking

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Now in its 66th year, the Maine Art Gallery continues its tradition of exhibiting work by artists from the state working in a variety of mediums that engage the community and recognize the importance of art in our culture.


We are excited to announce an open call for submissions to be considered for our upcoming exhibition: Drawn to Maine: Contemporary Drawing and Printmaking.


We invite artists working in these mediums to submit images of pieces created in the last 5 years to be considered for possible inclusion in this juried exhibition. 




  • Drawing mediums can include: graphite, pencil, ink, chalk, crayon, charcoal, oil pastels, and markers.

  • Printmaking processes can include: etching, woodcut, engraving, lithography, screenprinting, monotype, and linocut.


Image by Jonathan Alderfer

The exhibition will be displayed on the second floor of the Maine Art Gallery and will coincide with our annual Plein Air event: Paint It! Wiscasset, which will be on the first floor. The exhibition runs June 13 – July 22, 2024.


Commission on Sales:  35%

Run of Show:  June 13 – July 21

Reception:  June 15, 5pm – 7pm

Drop off selected work:  June 9, 4pm – 6pm; June 10, 11am – 4pm; June 11, 9am – 12pm

Pick Up of Unsold Work:  July 21, 4pm – 6pm; July 22, 9am – 4pm

Entry Fee:  $15 Members, $20 Non Members

Gallery Hours:  Thursday - Sunday, 11am – 4pm

Members receive a $5 discount on the show entry fee. Please go to our Membership & Donation page if you would like to become a member or renew.

Please direct all questions to:

Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to seeing your work.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS AND PAYMENT IS MAY 22, MIDNIGHT. LATE WORK WILL NOT BE JURIED. Artists whose work is juried in to the show will be notified May 29.

Rules for Entrants & Submission Guidelines: 


New Work Only:
Work shown in the past at the Maine Art Gallery is not eligible.
You may submit work made in the last 5 years.

Original Art Only:

Photocopies, color, or computer-generated copies are not acceptable for entry. Giclee reproductions are not eligible. Each artist may submit up to two works which must be their own original work.

Show-Ready and Original Submissions Only:

All works must be show-ready upon delivery to the Maine Art Gallery. Work that is different from submitted entries will not be exhibited.


Diptychs and Triptychs:
Works created in two or three sections will be considered and judged as one entry. Diptychs and triptychs cannot exceed 40 inches.


All two-dimensional entries must be framed. Frames and canvases must be wired and ready to hang (i.e., with two sturdy eye screws or similar hardware and steel wire securely attached). Sawtooth hangers, clip frames or unstable frames will not be accepted.


Size Limits:
Two-dimensional work must not exceed 40 inches width, including the frame. Work should weigh no more than 25 pounds. 

*An exception would be yardages on paper or fabric could be up to 6’ high and would not need to be framed.


All work must be for sale. Maine Art Gallery takes a 35% commission of sales.

Entry Fee:
All entrants must pay a non-refundable $15 (members) $20 (nonmembers) entry fee. Members use coupon code: DRAWMEMBER

Send Your Submissions by Email:

1. Submission Email Checklist:

  • Your contact info

  • Up to 2 images

  • Details about your work


All information is emailed to SUBJECT LINE must be your last name and show title. Example: “Coates: DRAWN TO MAINE”

2. Image Submission Requirements:


Attach jpeg files and send all required info to

Jpegs must be titled with your last name and title of the piece. Example: Coates-Summer-Greens. Images should be 1 to 3 megabytes in size.
Recommended pixel size is about 900 width or height, but not to exceed 1,800 in either dimension.

For each jpeg submitted, please include the following:



Dimensions (H x W, add depth if 3D)


3. Include Contact Information and Membership Status:



City, State, Zip






MAG Member:  YES  /  NO


Submission of your entry fee constitutes your understanding of, and agreement to, the juried show guidelines and to the following conditions:

  • All work submitted is your own original artwork

  • Your entry fee is non-refundable.

  • If your work sells, Maine Art Gallery takes a commission of 35%, and you have priced your work accordingly.

  • You grant Maine Art Gallery permission to use images of your artwork and/or your name in promotional materials, including broadcast, online media and other marketing materials.


The Maine Art Gallery is not responsible for technical or computer failures, including problems accessing the internet, any other computer error, or malfunction, or for late, lost illegible or misdirected entries. Make sure you send your entry to the correct email account according to the directions above. You will receive a reply confirming your entry.



Dates to Remember:

  • Run of Show:  June 13 – July 21

  • Reception:  June 15, 5 – 7:00 PM

  • Drop off of selected work:  June 9, 4-6:00 PM, June 10, 11 – 4:00 PM, June 11, 9-12 PM

  • Pick Up of Unsold Work:  July 21, 4 – 6:00PM, July 22, 9– 4:00PM

  • Entry Fee:  $15 Members $20 Non Members

  • Gallery Hours:  Thursday-Sunday, 11 – 4:00 PM

  • Commission on Sales:  35%

  •  Artist Consignment Agreement: Click Here

  • Each artist is responsible to take away any packing materials. The Maine Art Gallery cannot store them for later re-use.

Meet Our Juror: Michael Olszewski

Michael Olszewski works in fabric collage, watercolor and gouache, Shibori, and screenprinting. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions. His work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Art and Design, the State Hermitage Museum, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Ballinglen Museum of Art, the MFA Boston, and others.

Mr. Olszewski has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Polish Ministry of Culture, the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, and other sources.

The artist lives and works in Wiscasset, Maine. You can learn more by visiting his website,

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